The Zodiac and Antiques

Disclaimer: with astrology, it is possible to decipher our behaviour or to get a glimpse of the future. This is a theory which cannot be systematically tested. On the other hand, one may wish to follow an easier path, which puts into practice the principles listed in astrology textbooks. In a way, this is precisely the type of practical exercises that we suggest in this Lifestyle column.

We recommend that you follow our advice with both a light and observing mind. Beyond entertainment, the aim is to understand how each of us behaves in various fields; thus, we can better define and fathom, by deduction, how we have developed our natal predispositions. In addition, why wouldn't we be able to guess the talent(s) which we could harness in the future, according to our astrological profile.

The following information is given for signs in their purest form. Depending on the case, it is advisable that you check your planetary dominant or the sign of your Ascendant, the position, quality and aspects of the significators of the area involved, and if applicable, the position of the planets associated with it. For instance, for family affairs, examine the 4th House and its ruler, as well the Moon; for romance, examine the 5th House and its ruler, as well as Venus, etc.

The large number of books we have read, and more particularly, the experience we have drawn from the study of thousands of charts, urge us to be cautious. However, we thought that it may be interesting to provide a few concrete indications, which will turn out to be accurate, quite often.

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Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

Antiques and flea markets for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

Even though you do not live in the past, you happen to visit a garage sale with the aim of finding the rare gem. As is often the case, your competitive spirit prompts you to get back home with the impression that you did well. However, it must not take time. One cannot expect you to rummage for hours through rare old books or paintings of more or less good taste. No, you are not patient enough.

On the other hand, your well-known rapidity and your sense of action work wonders when it comes to spot good bargains as soon as the shops open. At the drop of a hat, you deal directly with the salesperson and briskly start negotiating with him. Sometimes, he will not really understand what is happening.

You may like the industrial style, which is increasing in value, as well as pop culture's gadgets.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aries, Aries rising, or Mars dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 1st House.

These informations about the sign of Aries and Mars might interest you.

Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

Antiques and flea markets for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

This is an appealing activity! You feel lucky when you go for a walk on week-ends and come across a garage sale in a village, if possible in the countryside. You take all your time and wander around the stalls. You pay as much attention to daily objects, especially those related to tableware, as to antiques per se.

Having said this, you are appreciative of beautiful materials and of their touch. You would be delighted by a wonderful tablecloth in your bag, and you would be proud to find an exquisite tea or mocha set. In other words, you value classics and safe bets. In addition, you like the idea of getting a good deal. Sellers of second-hand goods should be warned that you do not give up.

Your absolute ideal would be probably to find a painting by a great artist telling you a nice story. Lastly, you may indulge in a delicious pause to have a bite all the same.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Taurus, Taurus rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 2nd House.

These informations about the sign of Taurus and Venus might interest you.

Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

Antiques and flea markets for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

Among your numerous pastimes, garage sales have a special place. It is a trade in which you excel, because the art of negotiation is part of this pleasure. Always informed of anything fashionable, you have a nose for finding real bargains. Those who accompany you – since you believe that this activity should not be practiced alone – have a hard time following you. You zigzag between the stands to ensure you have seen all the goods available, including those which are still in the drawers.

You do not look particularly for antiques or prestigious items. You listen to your taste, and you can be delighted by a simple garage sale.

A fashion lover, you have a predilection for vintage clothes, that you adapt to current trends, and which give you an inimitable look. You are completely the type of person who comes back from London after having plundered Portobello.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Gemini, Gemini rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 3rd House.

These informations about the sign of Gemini and Mercury might interest you.

Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

Antiques and flea markets for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

As soon as anyone mentions ancient objects, old attics or flea markets, your eyes liven up. It is because you adore bringing to life tokens of your cherished past. Whether valuable or not, furniture and trinkets tell a story. You imagine scenes of inspiring days, unless you find again the ambiance you were used to when you were young when you visited your grandparents.

You prefer what is quite personal such as a dressing case, lamps by Gallι, but also wicker baskets, apothecary flasks, in short, the range is wide.

You may have a soft spot for Jumeau porcelain dolls, which take you back into your childhood and that you find so expressive. Lastly, you are always willing to repair or to restore anything which deserves it.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Cancer, Cancer rising, or the Moon dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 4th House.

These informations about the sign of Cancer and the Moon might interest you.

Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

Antiques and flea markets for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

There is no doubt that you are not interested in flea markets and that you leave to other people the pleasure to find unlikely treasures there. A priori, if stands are a bit dusty, and objects not always spruce, they are not for you.

On the other hand, if anyone mentions antique dealer's sales, this is completely different. You are the first one to stroll about the alleys looking for prestigious furniture, Oriental carpets or precious trinkets. You pay attention only to safe bets or exceptional items. You need masterworks, cabinets of curiosities, jewellery or luxury watches.

These costly rarities must guarantee that you can exhibit your good taste at home. Moreover, the seller must provide a certificate so that you are sure that you got a very good deal.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Leo, Leo rising, or the Sun dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 5th House.

These informations about the sign of Leo and the Sun might interest you.

Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

Antiques and flea markets for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

When you hear of garage sales, you are firstly motivated by the will not to throw anything away. It is as simple as that. If an object is useful or if it can be repaired, it should be kept.

One can trust your nimble fingers and your analysis capacity to find what is suitable for you and repair it. You appreciate precision articles or those of the craft industry, and why not, a forgotten trade. It is most unlikely to meet you in big antique shops or famous wine merchants. On the other hand, you have a predilection for collections. Ancient coins may revive your numismatist interest, and stamps may strike your philatelist chord.

Often a learned person, you are fond of ancient geographic maps or rare books. When you are interested in a period, you enjoy searching through details, and you leave nothing to chance.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Virgo, Virgo rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 6th House.

These informations about the sign of Virgo and Mercury might interest you.

Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

Antiques and flea markets for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

You are certainly driven by the spirit of second-hand goods and by the pleasure of social contacts, to begin with. You discuss at length with sellers, just to better understand the cultural background of the artefacts or the furniture which appeal to you.

Versed in sophisticated decoration, you prefer the smart shabby style based on the best pages of fashion magazines or of paintings of Pinterest. You need patinated furniture, well kept, which smells nice beeswax. You are fond of little retro bistro tables, porcelain services of course, and silver platters. In short, you have a good eye for spotting what is delicate, rare and cute.

You are fond of floral prints and of precious vases which magnify the numerous bouquets of your home. To conclude, you do not forget yourself: a beautiful jewel always looks great.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Libra, Libra rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 7th House.

These informations about the sign of Libra and Venus might interest you.

Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Antiques and flea markets for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Second-hand goods have no secrets for you, even though your visits are as discreet as passionate. You love the prospect of unearthing hidden treasures. Depending on your tastes or your crazes, you proceed with method so as to lay your hands on an item which appeals to you, or which obsesses you.

In addition, you have the fierceness and the cleverness to negotiate and convince merchants that you are their best client. In any case, your tastes are quite different from the common run of people. You are mystical, and you can indulge yourself with relic shrines or crucifixes.

Some of you do not hesitate to purchase military accessories of WWI. Some aficionados may go for animal skins or stuffed deer heads, just to create a unique ambiance. In any case, the object must arouse your curiosity.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Scorpio, Scorpio rising, or Pluto dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 8th House.

These informations about the sign of Scorpio and Pluto might interest you.

Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

Antiques and flea markets for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

When you go to the flea market, you prefer to do so at the end of the world. You enjoy nothing more than discovering customs or habits which disorient you. When you do not have the possibility to hop on a plane, then the ethnic style, the Asian or even tribal arts catch your attention.

You seek articles made of exotic wood, rosewood or teak, and African masks or wrought iron lanterns. You even have an obsession with sculptures of Buddha, and you are willing to use any trick to find them, since their importation is often prohibited.

However, because you also have business acumen, you do not fall in the trap of bringing back cheap rubbish or getting yourself into trouble. On the contrary, you want to amaze your entourage by buying some valuable rarity, but legally.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, or Jupiter dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 9th House.

These informations about the sign of Sagittarius and Jupiter might interest you.

Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

Antiques and flea markets for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

Your sign is in analogy with the passing of time and History. These are good reasons for you to go bargain hunting. Because you are thrifty by nature and you do not like wasting your precious time, you have in mind a real strategy before making a decision. You tend to arrive as soon as the shop opens so that you do not miss any good opportunity.

You are reasonable in general, but when you feel that you may make an interesting investment, you may be tempted. This Cartesian approach does not prevent you from having your preferences such as watches of course, of which you know the quoted value according to the models and the period.

Any item related in any way to the world of work appeals to you. You do not hesitate to go to the scrap fair to celebrate this kind of traditions.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Capricorn, Capricorn rising, or Saturn dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 10th House.

These informations about the sign of Capricorn and Saturn might interest you.

Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Antiques and flea markets for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

When the passion for retro decoration becomes connected, you are on cloud nine. You find a vintage alarm clock that you transform with ingenuity (and you have a great deal of it) into a telephone set that you can plug in your wall socket.

It must be underlined that you may have a liking for kitsch objects. Over time, this decoration style, very coloured and over-elaborate, has attracted an audience which appreciate this kind of effect. And you are among them. They bring a touch of humour in a decor, and you do not take yourself seriously.

You tend to go bargain-hunting on line, on the Internet, because you know very well the specialised websites which enable you to find everything without leaving home. Thus, you really go against the stream and you have an off-beat approach, which you particularly appreciate.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aquarius, Aquarius rising, or Uranus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 11th House.

These informations about the sign of Aquarius and Uranus might interest you.

Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

Antiques and flea markets for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

For you, the ideal second-hand store is Ali Baba's cave. In your imagination, it is gleaming, exciting and mysterious. To find the real gem, you enjoy rummaging for hours, either through the stalls or at a garage sale.

Even though many trinkets lay higgledy-piggledy, sometimes on some sort of carpet on the ground, you do not mind. However, you are attracted to beautiful items only. Collections are not your cup of tea, unless they are made of Limoges porcelain. In this case, you are interested.

Because you are a homebody, you look for anything which enables you to adorn your home: damask or linen sheets, velvet curtains, or marine paintings with a touch of esoterism for instance. Often versed in music, you like old gramophones and records by romantic singers.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Pisces, Pisces rising, or Neptune dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 12th House.

These informations about the sign of Pisces and Neptune might interest you.

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